Some final BABS speculations

by Doug Gruber

Over the past few years, BABS has correctly assessed the potential for players to post statistics that were better  than expected. Last year, she nailed players like Trevor Story and Blake Snell. Here are a few speculations who might exceed expectations this year.

Stephen Piscotty is included in the (p,a) asset group after hitting a career high 27 HRs with a .267 BA in his...

Ron Shandler


is considered one of the pioneers in the baseball analysis and fantasy baseball industry.

Beginning in 1986, Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His Baseball Forecaster annual celebrated its 30th anniversary edition in 2016 and the ground-breaking website he founded - - celebrated 20 years online. Also:

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24 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1994

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